Let’s Talk About the Clairs

Clairvoyance, Claircognizance, Clairsentience, Clairaudience: What’s the Difference?

Ready to go back to basics? We get asked so much about the differences between these main psychic abilities so today we’re going to dive into what each of them mean, how they’re experienced at the body level, and how you can use them in developing your intuition.

 The Clairs 101

Clairvoyance: This is your ability to see or read energy, usually through pictures. It also covers your ability to have vision—for a business, for your life, etc. Clairvoyance happens in the 6th chakra or what some people call the Third Eye. We call it  your Spiritual Center. When you’re in this space, you’re in the driver’s seat of your life. Here, you can look at energy from a neutral space (as opposed to your feeling self, which isn’t neutral at all). Neutrality is key when looking at energy…If you’re not neutral, you’re in judgement and judgement stops the flow of energy.  When this happens, things are automatically assigned as ‘wrong or right.’ It’s important to see the truth when reading yourself or others—not just what you or they want you to see. Clairvoyance is the core training of our school for a reason!

Claircognizance: This is your ability to know. We’re not talking about a know-it-all here, who reads a lot of books or memorizes facts. This is about connecting with your spirit or higher self and having answers for yourself about your own life. A lot of people will experience knowing through ‘downloads’ of information. You just know you have to leave a job or take this route instead of that one. You get a download of a new creative idea or a next step in life. Most people are looking for everybody else’s answer,but it’s actually a big step when someone wants to have their own. In our Teacher’s Training, we do a deep dive on this skill set, helping those students looking to lead or teach in life.

Clairsentience: This is your ability to feel energy and it’s most commonly connected to the 2nd and 4th chakras. Today’s most common label and buzz word for this ability is: an Empath. Empaths have a hyper ability to feel other people’s energy and emotions. Most empaths perceive this ability in a negative light because they get overwhelmed by others. There are a lot of books out there that tell empaths to run and hide from people in order to keep clear of energy, but we couldn’t disagree more! Because everything is energy, that simply won’t work. You could be on a solo expedition in the arctic and you would still feel the effects (energetically speaking) of things going on in your family or with a loved one back home. Instead, we teach people how to heal and clear this energy with our Energy Essentials and Energy Healing classes.

Clairaudience: One of the least understood abilities, this is your ability to hear energy. Most often this has to do with spirits—ancestors, spirit guides, people who have passed. We sometimes hear this as ‘talking in our head’ (yes, light up all the crazy pictures!).  The value of clairaudience is that we can receive helpful messages and learn about what’s happening ‘on the other side.’ We integrate a class or two on this topic in the Clairvoyant Training and we do a Bootcamp called Talking to Dead People that teaches this ability along with mediumship and telepathy.

Interested in learning more about these and other psychic abilities? Stay tuned for a follow-up blog post and, in the meantime, click here to explore our wide variety of Clairity School classes that cover all the Clairs.